§ Mr. Onslow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking to ensure that environmentally acceptable flows are maintained in rivers in England and Wales during the remainder of this year.
§ Mr. Trippier
It is for the National Rivers Authority to decide what action to take to maintain flows in rivers. I understand that the authority is giving priority to investigating 20 rivers in England and Wales with low flows during the summer months, in order to formulate long-term solutions.